Club Statement: Jack Ross and James Fowler

St Mirren Football Club can confirm that it has reached an agreement with Sunderland AFC in relation to manager Jack Ross.

Gordon Scott, the board of directors and everyone at St Mirren would like to thank Jack for the role he has played at the club since taking over as manager in October 2016. 

Jack helped the club retain its place in the Ladbrokes Championship in his first year in charge when relegation to the third tier had seemed inevitable, before leading the club to the Championship title and promotion back to the Premiership. 

The club would also like to express its gratitude to Jack for ensuring that St Mirren FC were protected at all times and commend his commitment to the job throughout periods of speculation.

We wish Jack every success in his new challenge at Sunderland. 

We can also confirm that James Fowler will leave the club to join Jack at Sunderland. We would like to also thank James for his hard work and dedication in his time as assistant manager and wish him the best in the new challenge.

The St Mirren board has already began the formal process of recruiting a new manager and will keep supporters updated through official club channels.